Divorce in Morocco

Introduction

Introduction

The divorce, in Morocco, is done under the control of justice, in order to preserve the  marital bonds of any spouse and to guarantee the rights of the divorced wife and children.
The dissolution of the marriage is thus pronounced by the court in accordance with the  conditions envisaged by the family code.


Procedure

Procedure

Anyone who wants to divorce must ask the court's authorization to draw up a divorce act  by two authorized Adouls assigned for this end.
The application of divorce must be submitted tot the court close to the applicant residence,  the residence of the wife, her place of residence or at the place of establishment of the  marriage certificate, according to the above mentioned order.
 The court, before authorizing the divorce, convenes the couple for an attempt to  reconciliation. This formality is essential and cannot take place in the absence of the  couple whose personal presence at court session is obligatory.
If the spouses are not present both of them in Morocco, the court may instruct the  Moroccan diplomatic or consular mission of their place of residence abroad to make the  attempt of reconciliation. The spouses are then summoned by the consular services for this  purpose.


Required documents

Required documents

  • Application for the authorization of divorce;
  • Marriage certificate (original + photocopy);
  • Translation in Arabic (by a sworn translator) of the foreign marriage certificate written in a language other than French;
  • CNIE or passports of the spouses;
  • Residence permits or documents indicating the current address abroad of the  spouses;
  • Family booklet issued by the Moroccan civil status officer if the husband is Moroccan;
  • Documents relating to the material situation of the spouse and his financial expenses  (salary certificate, pay slips, income tax declaration, etc.); 
  • Report of mutual consent for divorce, if applicable;


Chancery fees

Chancery fees

 

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Associated/related services

Act of mutual consent for divorce Consult
Attempt to reconcile spouses Consult
Divorce pronounced by foreign courts Consult
dissolution of marriage certificate Consult

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